Helichrysum can be annuals or perennials, growing to a height of 60–90 cm. They are grown as ornamental plants, and for dried flowers. When cut young and dried, the open flowers and stalks preserve their colour and shape for long periods. 'Petiolari Gold' is ideal for baskets, bowls and tubs when planted at the edges to allow the plant to demonstrate its full trailing ability. Golden foliage.